LGBTQ Cancer Resources

If you’re an LGBTQ colorectal cancer patient or survivor, Fight CRC’s resources are a great place to gain in-depth information about the disease and symptom management. The following organizations offer resources specific to LGBTQ cancer care and survivorship: CancerCare’s 15-week online support group: Registration ends…

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Foods That Made Headlines

This post is from the Top 10 list printed in the spring 2016 issue of Beyond Blue. Read below to get 3 bonus tips & references to the studies behind the information! To read Beyond Blue, go here. Written by Sharyn Worrall with medical review by…

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Spring 2016 Beyond Blue Magazine Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fight CRC’s bi-annual magazine, Beyond Blue, released in spring 2016 features survivor stories, colorectal cancer research updates, tips on nutrition and grief and opportunities for getting involved. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — June 7, 2016 — As the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) winds…

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Bringing a CRC patient voice to ASCO 2016

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) takes place June 3-7 in Chicago and I’ll be there! More than 30,000 cancer researchers and patient advocates will be in attendance presenting results from current cancer research – all in one place! I…

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ASCO-2016: PRE CONFERENCE INSIGHTS

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting happens each June in Chicago. It is one of the premier meetings each year where oncologists, scientists and advocates gather to hear the latest clinical trial data in oncology, including focused sessions on GI cancers such…

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May: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month. Mental illness is a common and serious problem, as 1 in 5 Americans have a diagnosable mental health illness, and 1 in 25 have mental health illnesses considered debilitating. Cancer survivors are amongst this group – however, with a…

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Creating our “Perfect”

Update:  After a successful experience with IVF, Ashley had a beautiful baby boy in February 2017. Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mother and having the “perfect” family with two boys and one girl. Today, that dream can become a reality but with a much different…

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Gearing Up for AACR: Joe Biden, The Blue Ribbon Panel and Fight CRC

The Moonshot Initiative and Joe Biden The Moonshot initiative caused quite a stir in the cancer community when announced by the Obama Administration on January 12, 2016. Why all the excitement? The Moonshot could mean a $1 billion investment to help speed up cancer research innovations…

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CRC Immunotherapy Blueprint Presented at AACR 2016

written by Dr. Tom Marsilje, Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, Nancy Roach and Anjee Davis Last December, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) brought together many of the world’s leading experts on CRC and immuno-oncology. (Read more about this meeting.) The meeting goal: To…

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The Under 50 Phenomenon

Guest blogger, Dr. Harvey Murff from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine discusses the increased incidence in colorectal cancer diagnosis in people under age 50. In individuals over the age of 50, the number of new colorectal cancer cases has decreased by 30% over the last…

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